Venue Details

64 Star Starred
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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4.2 average rating
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18 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 11 2013

A powerful piece of theater. A young, black, woman playwright gives us her personal vision of Dr. Martin Luther King's last night before he was assassinated. It's a... continued

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 27 2013

This is 90 minutes of great acting and a fabulous play. It is funny, dramatic, moving and riveting.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 17 2013

This fictional account of the last night of Martin Luther King's life was an amazing piece of drama. My companion and I enjoyed the performances of both actors. Although... continued

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Website

http://www.centralsquaretheater.org/season/12-13/the-mountaintop.html

Description

Written by Katori Hall

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Presented by Underground Railway Theater

April 3, 1968. Having just delivered his magnificent oration “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” at Mason Temple in support of a sanitation workers’ strike, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. A maid comes to his door with coffee. An unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling him to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is presented in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.

URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.

During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.